Import CAD Files Using i-drop

Revit supports the Autodesk i-drop® drag-and-drop feature. When i-drop objects are pulled from an i-drop–enabled web page, Revit downloads the file and imports it as if it were pulled from a local file.

When you drag-and-drop a file, the file is imported with the default settings. If you want to use different settings (for example, Manual - Origin rather than Auto - Center to Center), import the file using the Import CAD tool. (See Import or Link CAD Files.)

Tip: Make sure you import the geometric data needed for the Revit capability that you plan to use. For more information, see About Imported Geometry.

To import CAD files using i-drop

  1. From an i-drop–enabled web page, click the thumbnail image of the object.
  2. Drag the file from the web page into Revit.
  3. Release the object directly into the active view.